The Caste System of Ancient India
2 Direct Instruction -- Learning more about the caste system
Working in pairs, students read the information of the History of India website, taking notes on the origins of the castes and the rules governing each one.
3 Guided practice -- Diagramming the caste system
Working in pairs, students use their notes to create an infographic outlining the origin of each caste and its function, rights and restrictions.
Students share infographics, provide feedback and revise as needed.
Students use the infographics from the entire class to generate a list of questions they have about how the caste system does/does not function in India today.